Images Of Canberra (1897 Stories)

Santa Paws is coming to town

By 18 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This is a real thing that real people do.
I did not expect this.
Santa Paws is back!
Bookings are now open so phone us on 6287 8100 and book in your furry friends for
their sitting with Santa and photos courtesy of Petroglyph Photography.
Sunday 10 November. 10:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday 16 November. 10:00am – 3:00pm
RSPCA ACT – 12 Kirkpatrick [...]

Red light run on YouTube

By 18 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Zoom! For those of you who want some midday outrage, check out this ballsy red light run caught on YouTube.
Red Lights are Optional in Canberra

The return of native bees in Canberra? Nope, hoverflys

By 17 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

I was long ago told these little guys are native bees.
But I’ve only ever seen them on their own before.
Now across the Inner North I’m seeing huge numbers of them.

Anyone else noticed this as unusual or have any ideas as to why?
UPDATE: Thanks to Switch for correcting me, they’re hoverflys.

The Criminal Defence Lawyer’s Memorial

By 15 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

I came across this in Hobart Place yesterday and thought it worthy of your consideration.
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Parking returns to Monday

By 14 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

It feels like it has been forever since I did a Monday Parking post on an actual Monday.
Is it odd that I feel vaguely nostalgic about it?
It is, right?
At any rate we have a bunch of terrible parks for your to frown at this week, and also a surprising amount of free publicity for the [...]

Spring is a thing

By 9 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

In_the_Taratory has sent us a few lovely shots from her recent adventures out and about in the ACT.
A fluke photo near the Molonglo River footbridge entrance to the Uriarra Loop walk – bees were buzzing about but I was just hoping to get a good photo of the flower!

The view from Mt Majura [...]

Tuesday GOLIATH Parking Post

By 8 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Dear Lord you have been busy Rioters,
71 parking photos this week.
I’ve been cropping and editing and resizing and sticking little “RiotACT” labels over all the license plates all morning.
71! Madness!
So did everyone just take more photos, or is poor parking becoming an epidemic?
Have a poor parking photo you want shared? Send it to!
Be sure [...]

London Bridge water dragons.

By 8 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

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Furday Furday, gotta get down on Furday

By 4 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Furday is photos on animals in distinctly Canberran locations, because you asked for it!
Send your photos of furry (and not so furry) friends to
Only two photos this week, both from Furday enthusiast Goosepig:
Harry and Koda with Skywhale.

You know, we’ve yet to receive a cat photo, which is surprising with this being the internet and [...]

Turn which way?

By 3 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Sheep Groper’s building has issues:
The workers are pretty lax about taking down the signs that temporarily override the one way direction of the lane behind my building. The right turn only sign has been there for a few weeks.

Tuesday Parking Adventures!

By 1 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Parking doesn’t stop on public holidays, but I do.
I hope your long weekend was as long as your sleep-ins Rioters, however the weekend is over.
It’s week-time now, and week-time is time to get serious.
Serious about bad parking.
If you’ve got any photos of bad parking to share send them to! Be sure to include the [...]

The fluff it be flying

By 1 October 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

In Bowen Park yesterday it was clear the fluff is in full flight, signalling as it does the end of the Canberra year.
OK, it’s not over, but the portents are clear, the end is nigh.
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Skywhale by night!

By 27 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Skywhale was put through her paces at Regatta Point this evening for the entertainment of Nightfest goers.
Up close and personal though we were there just for the whale.

UPDATE: Now with video from the Centenary Team:

What holds you back? Art on Bunda Street

By 27 September 2013

Local music producer Dax Liniere has made an addition to the mystery cage of Bunda Street.
He sent in the below images with these words:
“I wanted to do something positive for the community. Hopefully it will help someone.”

[Some photography by Adam Thomas]

The Queanbeyan Art Show in Civic

By 27 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

What could possible cause a mess of temporary fencing to surround a large army disposal tent on City Walk?
Why of course it’s the Queanbeyan Art Society Show!
Of course… it makes perfect sense…

I’ve got your Furday right here!

By 27 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Many dogs!
Furday continues, and it’s all your fault.
Send photos of animals in front of Canberran landmarks to!
You decide what is a Canberran landmark!
This week we only received dogs, are you cat/rabbit/rat/guinea pig/dolphin/albatross people just gonna sit down and take that?

1. James delivers much fur for Furday:
Got the Trifecta here – High Court, OPH [...]

An iris for you. Images of Canberra

By 26 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Madame Cholet has sent this in:
I couldn’t resist taking a photo of this newly opened iris in my garden. The most stunning blue. Makes you glad to be alive.
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Monday Parking Blast

By 23 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

So a Monday has gotten right up in your grill has it?
Well I know how to deal with Mondays. You parking photo them right in their stupid Monday faces!
Here’s some ammo, now you show that Monday who is boss!
If you’d like to help restock the RiotACT armoury with more anti-monday parking photos, send them to [...]

No sign of Skywhale, but a rather good aerobatic display

By 21 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This morning we ventured to the dog friendly Lindsay Pryor arboretum in the hope of seeing Skywhale across the water but no such luck.
On the other hand it was a beautiful afternoon to be down by the lake and the solo aerobatics over Government House were top notch.
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Furday is here

By 20 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Yes, it’s Furday.
No it’s not Caturday. It’s not (solely) about cats and it’s not Saturday.
I know Fursday sounds better, but today is not Thursday.
It’s Furday, and this is all your fault.
Furday is where you take a photo of an animal in front of a Canberran landmark (what exactly is a Canberran landmark is up to [...]

Parliament House was designed by Freemasons to resemble sacred geometry

By 16 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Time to drop some knowledge bombs on you Canberra.
Bombs like:
The number 13.
The occult.
The Freemasons.
The $5 note.
The pyramids.
The pyramids for real.
Scottish Truth Files News Media is uncovering Canberra’s dirty secrets, and it’s time you recognise what’s going on here.
Freemasonry has a long history in Australia. Learn something about it, as Freemasons are secreted into most power [...]

Fire over the lake. Images of Canberra

By 16 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

These in from Ben Dover:
fire over the lake
Taken last night at LBG.
Most alarmingly it appears Telstrayama is falling down!
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When a hole and a heartbeat will do

By 16 September 2013

This in from Carl:
Possible partner for the person seeking an intimate cheeseburger.
Found on a lamp post between Florentine cct and the stormdrain in Kaleen.
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Another fine bike lane…

By 13 September 2013

Guy has sent this in:
Perfect example of great road design by ACT GOVT – at the junction of Ipima and Torrens St in Braddon: cyclists forced into path of cars on arrival at the roundabout!

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A happy ending

By 12 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Rioter John has a story and a picture for you all.
So there I was a’wanderin’ gaily along the bike path from the old Dicko High to the Dicko Shops minding my own business when out the corner of the eye I saw a hand-painted sign tucked away mischievously at the bottom of a tree. [...]

The road goes ever on and on…

By 12 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This in from Steve.
One of the ACT Government’s less convincing efforts.
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Bike lanes are confusing

By 11 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Ladies and gentlemen Aeek has wonderfully demonstrated why I ride on the footpath most of the time:
This is the eastern end of Aranda. The bike lane ends without any sign and now this sign without any bike lane.
Well one of the reasons…

Mainly it’s because I’m a big scaredy cat.

Alien invaders just keep invading

By 9 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

With Tony yet to outline his policy on illegal space aliens, the change in govenment has not deterred the ongoing alien invasion of Canberra that I have been reporting on since my first day here at the RiotACT.
Still nobody seems to take me seriously… You’ll all be singing a different tune when the aliens take [...]

GANG GANG! Images of Canberra

By 9 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Kim has been lucky enough to get this snap!
Regular Driveway visitor
As he and his partner slowly destroy our pencil pines!
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Speed Limit Override!

By 9 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

This sent in from Jason:
speed limit overridden
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Inked Canberrans feature in portrait documentary series

By 8 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

A couple of years ago I used riotACT to recruit some Canberrans for a photography documentary/portrait project. Here is the result, finally online. See if you can spot anyone you know.

A really beautiful girl with a real sad story. Her words appear below. Tattooed Canberrans reveal the stories behind their ink:

I got my [...]

Bungendore Dronestagram!

By 7 September 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

In a nerdgasm of monumental proportions the one eye has turned to a local Dronestagram entry:
Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 at 130m with wind turbine.
*must resist urge to buy drone…*

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